CALIPSO Level 2
Entry Title: CALIPSO Imaging Infrared Radiometer Level 2 Swath data, Beta V3-02

Entry ID: CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V3-02
Clouds Radiation Budget
Description

CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V3-02 data are CALIPSO Infrared Imaging Radiometer (IIR) emissivity and cloud particle data assigned to IIR pixels on a 1 km grid centered on the Lidar track. Version 3.02 represents a transition of the Lidar, IIR, and WFC processing and browse code to a new cluster computing system. No algorithm changes were introduced and very minor changes were observed between V3.01 and V3.02 as a result of the compiler and computer architecture differences. Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) was launched on April 28, 2006 to study the impact of clouds and aerosols on the Earth's radiation budget and climate. It flies in the international A-Train constellation for coincident Earth observations. The CALIPSO satellite comprises three instruments, the Cloud-Aerosol LIdar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP), the Imaging Infrared Radiometer (IIR), and the Wide Field Camera (WFC). CALIPSO is a joint satellite mission between NASA and the French Agency, CNES.

DOI

10.5067/IIR/CALIPSO/L2_SWATH-BETA-V3-02

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • CLOUD EMISSIVITY > CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER
  • Cloud Properties
  • Emissivity
  • Ice Particle Diameter
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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (S: -90, N: 90), (W: -180, E: 180)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Coordinate System: Geodetic
Granule Spatial Representation: Geodetic
Locations

GLOBAL
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 2011-11-01 - 2013-03-01
Temporal Resolution: 8.15 seconds
Platforms

Earth Observation Satellites
CALIPSO
Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations
IIR
Imaging Infrared Radiometer
Metadata Dates

Created on 2014-04-25
Last updated on 2018-10-12